Family History Groups

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We have two Family History Groups that meet at our Libraries to support people working on Family Histories.

Julia Gillard Library Tarneit

Last Saturday of the month from March to November
10am – 12pm
No bookings required

Manor Lakes Library

First Tuesday of the month from February to December
1:30pm – 3:30pm
No bookings required

Family History Help

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Just starting your Family History or are you a seasoned researcher that needs a little support? Our Family and Local History Librarian is available to help. 

Wednesdays, 10am - 11am
Manor Lakes Library

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If this time is not suitable, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch to arrange a time.

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Family and Local History eResources

Wyndham City Libraries provide library members with free access to (Library ed.) Find My Past and the British Newspaper Archives.

We are also an Affiliate Library with FamilySearch, allowing patrons to access 60% of the restricted records while on public computers within our library branches. The remaining 40% of restricted records can be accessed at any Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

For more information view our eResources page:

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Family History Collection

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Wyndham City Libraries’ Family and Local History Collection includes books, maps, photos, newspapers, magazines, microfiche and microfilm. Due to the temporary relocation of Hoppers Crossing Library a small range of this collection is available at Manor Lakes Library.

Most books in the collection are available to borrow and can be collected from any branch, however some items are not for loan. Not for loan items can be browsed at the Library.

Unfortunately, during the temporary relocation of Hoppers Crossing Library the Library’s large collection of microfiche and microfilm includes records from Australia, England, Europe and the USA will not be available.

If you have a research question or need help accessing the collection, please contact the Family and Local History Librarian on 8734 2600 or email

Local and Family History Events

Wyndham City Libraries hosts a range of local history and family history events throughout the year including talks, workshops and more. Keep an eye out for these on our event calendar.

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Catch up with some of the great online events you may have missed on our Events on Demand page, like our Flushed with Success: History of the Metropolitan Farm and Treatment Works.

Events on Demand

Wyndham ANZAC Project

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In early 2013, Wyndham City Libraries began researching the biographies of local WW1 veterans to honour their service to Australia and share their stories with the community. The research project is based on the names listed on the Werribee RSL Honour Board, and in future will also include research into the names listed on other Honour Boards within Wyndham and its surrounding areas.

We need your help to discover more about the lives of Wyndham’s WW1 veterans. If you're a descendant, or know the history of a local WW1 veteran, we welcome you to share your knowledge and treasures. If you would like copies of your photographs, letters or other artefacts to be included in the Library’s collection, please contact the Family and Local History Librarian.

You can view the list of local veterans and their biographies on the Wyndham History Website

Wyndham History Website

This website features photographs, stories, oral histories, interactive maps, exhibits, timelines and more. We are adding new content frequently and are looking for photographs of people and places of Wyndham’s early history to add to it. For assistance or any queries please contact the Family and Local History Librarian

You can contribute an item by creating an account here.

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